Smoothie Roll-ups!

I really, really like fruit roll-ups, but the store-bought ones are not the healthiest thing as they are laded with sugar and artificial ingredients. I always wanted to try making my own, [ I have made sour cherry leather before] and having a dehydrator on my hands was definitely a good chance to make it. I decided to go with a pretty simple combination, the most popular smoothie combo : bananas+strawberries!
The end result : a sweet, candy like confection that tastes like the popular smoothie! Give it a try and you won’t be disappointed. Its a good snack to munch on!

-400gr strawberries
-2 bananas
-1 tsp vanilla extract
-1tbsp agave syrup or other sweetener

In a blender, add all ingredients and blend until smooth, taking care to crush the strawberry seeds [ if your blender is not powerful enough to do that you will need to strain this] Spread the mixture on the dehydrator sheets and dehydrate on 41C for 6-8 hours, flipping once,until its completely dry. Roll up in baking paper and cut to serving sized pieces.

*You can totally make this in an oven as well, on the lowest temperature until the pulp is completely dry. They just won’t be completely raw and it’s more of  hassle, but it is definitely doable.

16 comments to Smoothie Roll-ups!

  • i love how yours turned out so well!

  • This should get some incredible recipe of the day prize or something. Now I want a dehydrator!

  • Those look fantastic! Way better than the fruit roll-ups of our childhood!

  • Wow! What a great idea! Now I have an excuse to get a dehydrator!

  • I loved fruit-by-the-foot as a kid (ok, maybe I still do, even though I never buy them), and this looks like a healthy (and delicious) version. If I had a dehydrator, I’d totally make this.

  • shane

    You can use your oven… using a flat baking sheet with sides if you dont have a dehydrator. Just make sure to set the oven at the lowest temperature, if your oven has a convection setting, definitely use it to the advantage.

  • Homemade fruit roll ups!? Awesome! Now if I only had a dehydrator, I’d be in business!

  • just beautiful. and yummy. and healthy.
    just love it.


  • Thanks for the oven tip. I’ve wanted to make these for a while.

  • amy

    so gonna try it the oven way:)

  • Jack

    crazy pictures!! i want!!

  • Shelby

    Love this! I have a dehydrator that I have never, ever used but this will get me to try it!
    Thanks for the great recipe.

  • Michele

    It says to use dehydrator sheets but I’m going to try the oven because I do not have a dehydrator so question is can you use wax paper instead?

    Yes it would work the same way.

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  • Karen

    I’ve been making fruit rolls for a while, and getting advice from Mom who made them for me when I was small. Here’s what I’ve learned: You can mix most any fruit 50/50 with applesauce and get a nice result (I love peach with cinnamon). Without the applesauce there seems to be more likelihood of brittle leather. Also, if you store leather with banana in the mix, the banana flavor gets stronger and drowns out the berry – OK if you really like banana.

  • Crystal

    I have made these in the oven. I use parchment paper instead of wax paper. I have not used the dehydrator yet to make them. They peel easily off the parchment paper, but a real big mess with the wax paper! I have used canned apricots drained with no applesauce. I have also used canned pineapple drained. The girls in my Girl Scout troop really loved them. We are going to make them with applesauce and jello flavoring tonight. You can also make your own designs in them using applesauce as the base and then flavored as the design squeezed on to the top. Looking forward to seeing how they turn out!

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